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. the book is called the last best hope restoring conservatism and america's promise. i am pleased to have him back at this table. welcome. >> sorry you had to bring me. >> i enjoy hearing the stories about the ball girl last time here. (laughter) >> rose: how are you different today? >> you know, i think -- i think i know now in 2009 what i didn't know in 1995. >> rose: i hope so. >> and ironically, i'm counselling my liberal democratic friends, saying just relax. you know, i thought 1995 when we conservatives took over congress, we owned the world. that we could pass whatever we wanted to pass through the house. the senate would confirm it. it would go to the white house, be signed and it would be law. and what i found out was james madison was a pretty smart guy. we darted further right than america was ready to go. and you had moderate republicans and democrats in the senate. it sort of chiseled off the edges of that agenda. the same thing's happening now. and democrats have gone too far left. they spent too much money. they're moving faster than the middle of american political though
america who have been inspired by her exceptional life story. we celebrate the greatness of the country in which such a story is possible. and we celebrate how with their overwhelming vote to confirm justice sotomayor the united states senate, republicans and democrats, tore down yet one more barrier to affirm our belief that in america the doors of opportunity must be open to all. and what that what, the senate look beyond the old division and they embraced excellence. they recognized justice sotomayor's intellect, ability, and presence of mind. a response -- her responsibility to each role in government. her fidelity to the law in each case that she hears, and her dedication to protecting our core constitutional rights and liberties. justice william brennan said that in order to ensure all these rights for all sentence, we must be attentive to the concrete reality is at stake in the decision before then. they must understand the pulse of life beneath the official version of events. justice sotomayor understands those realities because she has witnessed them firsthand. as a prosecutor,
of which i think we must respect. >> beth mendelsohn with voice of america, the afghanistan service. if one of the candidates doesn't get 50% and this goes into a second round and things get complicated there, what are the constitutional laws that are in place? can karzai call the loya jirga? and also if it goes the way some of the things did in iran, what is the united states prepared to do in these circumstances? >> rinna? >> i'd like barney to comment on this as well. if there is a security situation then there are stipulations where a loya jirga can be called. but i'd like barney to speak in more detail about this as well. >> well, i'm not sure what your question is about. according to the constitution if no one gets more than 50% of the vote, then a second round has to be held within two weeks of the date of announce mentd of the result. perhaps your question is what is -- if there is civil conflict and it is not possible to do that. we of course do not want to address hypothetical questionsb3 like that. there is an international presence in afghan government that is our partner and if
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power america's future with the key ingredient beneath a salty landscape. jeffrey kofman now reports from boliv bolivia's uyuni salt flats. >> the car we travelled in for ten bone rattling hours runs on gas, butf the story you're about to see comes true, one day fairly soon this car will be obsolete. that is why we made this long trek to one of the most remote places on earth, a place that holds a greener future for our planet. there it is. two miles above sea level in the andes mountains. one of the most stunning landscapes anywhere. it may look like snow, but that salt. bolivia's uyuni salt flats, the largest in the world. where do you stay when you're visiting these remote salt flats? where else but a place called the salty moon. around here, that is much more than a catchy name. >> uyuni really is all about salt. the walls of the hotel are built of brick of salts and the table is blocks of salt. even the floor, salt. you don't believe me question? salty. out the sat flats t only people you find are salt gathers who work in the blinding glare. for their efforts, they earn a few d
.p. morgan doing 20% of their mortgages. down towards the bottom, you have bank of america and wells fargo at 4% and 6%. host: let's put the basics backs on the table. it is called what? guest: under the umbrella of making home affordable, at the peace we are focusing on is the home affordable modification program. it is what buyers do if they are running into problems. they call their letter and say they want a hempo modifications . the servicer will figure out how much you can pay. the point is to get your monthly payments down to 31% of your income. host: how much money was set aside for this and how was it used? guest: they set aside a certain amount. there are several pieces to this. there is an incentive payment for each loan that gets modified that is successful. then there are annual payments of $1,000 as long as the lone state's current. the bar were actually gets money towards their payments going to pay down their principal. -- the bowerer actually gets money towards their payments. the servicer will reduce their payment to 38% and the government will split the difference with t
in america" truly applied to judge sotomayor and i can say that with a special understanding. humble beginnings were the touch stones that enabled each of us to achieve beyond any parents' dream. i grew up in patterson, new jersey, hard scrabble mill town and our family lacked resources but left inheritance of valuabls with no valuables. my parents sought an opportunity in this country to be free and make a living. we were obligated, if we had the opportunity, to make sure we gave something back to the community in which we lived. judge sotomayor's family moved here if puerto rico and she grew up in a housing project where she saw upfront and close the struggles of people living in poor areas. like my father, judge sotomayor's dad died at a very young age and her mother, like mind, became a widow at a very young age. and she became a single mother, like mind. judge sotomayor's mother had to raise her and her brother in the face of available, social, and financial adversity. in fact, her mother worked two jobs to supports her children and despite the many difficulties, judge sotomayor
a great story it is for america, and what a great story it is that president obama would give us a chance to consider judge sotomayor to serve as the first hispanic woman on the united states supreme court. for many who oppose judge sotomayor, her life achievements and her judicial record are just not good enough. after poring over 3,000 court decisions and hundreds of her speeches, judge sotomayor's critics focused their opposition primarily, not exclusively, but primarily on one case, the ricci case, and on one sentence from one speech. i hope someone was keeping track of how many times those three words wise latina woman were quoted during the course of this hearing. senator after senator asked her what did you really, really, really mean with those three words over and over again. we are senators who live in a world of decisions and votes every day, and we understand when our decisions and votes are questioned and challenged often in an unfair fashion. if we vote in a way that's controversial, we ask that people be fair and judge us on our life's work, not on a single vote. it's a sta
of house senators say they will vote. coming this fall, tour the home to america's highest court, "the supreme court." >> two journalist are right tom today. they were accompanied by president bill clinton who helped secure their release. they were for -- that were from al gore's current tv network. >> welcome home laura ling and euna lee. [applause] [inaudible] [inaudible] [inaudible] [inaudible] [laughter] >> 30 an hour seco -- 38 hours ago, euna lee and i were prisoners in north korea. we appeared at any moment that we could be sent to a hard labor camp. and then suddenly we were told that we were going to a meeting. we were taken to a location and when we walked in -- through the doors, we saw standing before us president bill clinton. we were shocked. but we knew instantly in our hearts that the nightmare of our life was finally coming to an end, and now we stand here and on and free -- home and free. euna and i would like to express our deepest gratitude to president clinton and his wonderful, amazing, not to mention supercool team, including john but as the -- podesta and the un
? >> i cannot believe that we have the president of the united states of america in grand junction, colorado. [applause] we are so proud of you. >> thank you. >> i am a naturalized citizen, and i am proud to be an american. [applause] as a child, i had polio, and i have had 52 surgeries to correct my bones. between here and the mayo clinic in phoenix arizona, i have been blessed with a good insurance, generally excellent doctors and care. however, my major concern in costs, even with good insurance, and has been high, when i have been gone out of the network. why should our doctors' treatment choice be limited by a geographic area of the state? what kind of competition is this, mr. president? . decisions are being made by insurance companies. in fairness, we probably could not construct a system in which you could see any doctor anywhere in the world any time regardless of expense. bulb be hard to set up. if you live in maine, you are going to fly into california -- put you up -- you can see, and i'm not trying to make light of it, but you can see the difficulty. with any system we
, inc. >>> secretary of funk. good morning, america. >> good morning. it is saturday, august 8th. finally, a bit of good news on the economy. the latest unemployment numbers went down slightly for the first time in more than a year and a half. could maybe be a sign that businesses are starting to hire. but on the flipside, 15 million americans are still looking for work. so, what if they joined a club? kind of like a book club. a job club. >>> also this morning, the new york woman who killed seven people and herself driving the wrong way, had twice the legal limit of alcohol and marijuana in her blood. but her husband swears he'd never seen her drunk ever. so, either he's lying, the coroner's wrong, or she had a secret addiction. and this morning, we're examining the latter. how is such a thing possible? it's easier than you think. >>> also, what's ahead for paula abdul? she says she is really leaving "american idol." is it a good move to quit the most popular show on television? we're going to look at what's happened to other stars who made risky career decisions. and will she s
of the book "the battle for america" join us later. >>> also, sonia sotomayor was confirmed late today by a vote of 68-31. nine republicans voted for her, and every democrat present. could that cause trouble for the republicans with latino votes next november? we'll look at that in "the politics fix." >>> and what american political celebrity was offered 40 cows and 20 goats for some guy to marry their daughter? and who said it was up to the daughter to decide? that's in tonight's "hardball sideshow." >>> we begin with the president's slipping approval ratings. now down to 50% in a new poll. patrick buchanan is an msnbc political analyst and bob shrum is a democratic analyst. let's take a look. here the quinnipiac poll numbers to look at. approve the president's performance, 50%. disapprove, 42%. that compares to only a month ago and just a month ago to 57% positive, 33% negative. now, let's look at the source of this. the quinn pi yak poll asks people how is the president handling the health care issue. there you have it, 39%. very, very low for an issue he really campaigned on. 52% o
of america's top enemies in afghanistan and pakistan. first, it is a "360" exclusive. in her first interview since her sister's return, lisa ling tonight joining us on "360" to talk about what's happened since her sister laura and her colleague, euna lee, came home from north korea. how they're re-adjusting and how euna's 4-year-old daughter hana is doing now that mommy is finally home. former president bill children securing their release. he spoke publicly about that trip for the first time today. but frankly, said very little. >> i wanted those young women to be able to come home. and i wanted our two countries to have the ability to decide where to go from here. it would be wrong for me to say any more. the young women can speak for themselves about their experiences. the pictures were worth a million words yesterday. i'm glad i could be of some help. >> pictures which seemed to capture the heart of a nation. since then, both families have been out of the public eye. tonight, though, lisa ling has been kind enough to give us a window into the moments since that plane touched down and som
care in america. the previous caller hit the nail on the head when he said that wall street has taken over our health care, taking away from the people and giving it to the dollar profits. now we have a mess. and thank you, sis and. guest: as -- thank you, c-span. guest: it has not been in a huge issue for health reform so far, it has ballooned in the background. i think that it is something that could crop up, especially when the finance bill comes out. host: ted, calling on the democratic line from clinton, maryland. caller: good morning? can you hear me? host: yes, weekend. -- we can. caller: un this lady keep repeating the fact that the government -- you and this lady keep repeating the fact that the government ran out of money for cash for clunkers, but that does not mean that it was not successful. the larger issue is that the american people are being used and misused by the press and public authority. we have a health care bill in this country of $10.50 trillion per year. 30% goes to the insurance companies. that is $770 billion. that money could be used to help the president
, america. >>ood morning. it is saturday, august 8th and we're going to keep running thatusic there? >> disco. >> and good news. good news for job hunters out there. latest unemployment numbers went down slightly for the first time fifillstarti to hire.cocoulbe a but flipside is that 15 million americans are still looking for work. what if theyey joined a club, le a book club, but for seers. >>> also this morning, the yo ww rkseom who w killed seven people and herself driving the wrong way. had dedevice the legal limit of alcohol and marijuana in her blood. but her husband swears he's never seen her drunk ever. either he's lying, the coroner's wrong, or she had a secret addiction. how is sanssible?le? dul.also, what's next for paula she says sheea's lngamvi "erican idol." is it a gooderove to quit the most populgo sarw on television? look at some other stars. they made risky decisions. will she soar like a clooney? or fade like a dunkleman? that's coming up. >>> first this morning, the fight is on. testing for the swine flu vaccine began late friday, in seattle. as health officials
best hope: restoring conservatism and america's promise." i am pleased to have him back at this table. welcome. >> sorry you didn't bring me again. i enjoy hearing the stories about the ball girl last time here. i take her everywhere i go. she sells books. >> rose: the best ball girl we've ever had. she was good. and, boy, does she add to your show. >> oh, many i god. yeah. people always ask why mika went on the bookstore with me. she doubles the sales. and triples the size of the audience. i'm not dumb! it's like i've got any own palin nobody's there to see the old guy. they're there to see mika. >> rose: and the chemistry between the two of you. >> yeah. >> rose: good for you. let me just talk about you first. first the news. i watched your show this morning as i often watch your show. the clinton story. questions? what'd you think? why didn't he speak? he wanted to report back to the white house first? what? >> yeah, i think so. and i think it was a smart move for him. i'm confounded by some people on the right actually criticizing this operation. this is very simple. >> rose: it's
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reduced to tears because she fears her america has been taken away. >> i am an american citizen. i hate what my america has turned into. i want it back. i don't think representatives and senators are going to be able to do it. i'm scared. >> we talk tonight with our own jonathan alters. is the fear, is that scare that is in evidence at that meeting and other town hall meetings, is it about the health care plan or fear and anger about the man who won the presidential election november last? and is there an odd sense here we could have been looking at these side yos from something that came from a mccain/palin rally? >> it does seem reminiscent of some of those rallies. they are right on the edge there advocating violence or other kind of things. there is kind of a crack in the commonsense of america right now. in some ways this is good for passage of the bill. if we didn't hear about all this and the anger and wackiness of some of these town meetings, we might confuse what is going on there with american public opinion. we are now at a point where we are beyond that. i think in some ways
daughter had achieved. what a great story it is for america. and what a great story it is that president obama would give us a chance to consider judge sotomayor to serve as the first hispanic woman on the united states supreme court. for many who oppose judge sotomayor, her life achievements and her judicial record are just not good enough. after pouring over 3,000 court decisions and hundreds of her speeches, judge sotomayor's critics focus their opposition primarily, not exclusively, but primarily on one case, the rich ricci and one sentence from one speech. i hope someone was keeping track how many times those three words, wise latina woman, were quoted during the course of this hearing. senator after senator asked her what did you really, really, really mean with those three words? over and over and over again. we are senators who live in a world of decisions and votes everyday. and we understand when our decisions and votes are questioned and challenged often in a an unfair fashion. if we vote in a way that's controversial we ask that people be fair and judge us on our life's work,
in just a minute. >>> and some packing heat. and militias in america are on the rise. what is going on? is it the economy? are they angry with liberals, or angry over a black president? we will discuss that. >>> and the transportation secretary wants answers when passengers are trapped on a tar mat. how long is too log to be stuck on a plane? what are your rights once you board a plane. >>> and economists say the recession is over. what does it mean for your house or job or 401(k)? it's 9:00 a.m. pull up a share and join the "morning meeting." >>> good morning to you. lots of democracy with town halls and other events being held across the married. contessa setting things up. >> nearly two dozen health care events scheduled for today. they are poe ttentially facing with more protestors. and democrats and republicans are following arlen specter's lead holding town halls. and some of the moments, they got wild, not so much the president's town hall, but people have to fight to be heard. angry protesters shouted down senator claire mccaskill yesterday. >> i don't understand the rudeness.
on the television show america's most wanted. police say they hope new tips will lead them to for rest's killer. the boxer's former manager says seeing the video is bitter sweet. >> it was bitter, you know, to see, you know, my brother, my best friend, you know, having to chase somebody down. to get killed. but it was sweet to know that they are progressing. >> may have been involved. as investors lost countless fortunes over the past few months. many have also lost something a sense of trust bernie madoff. accused of ripping off their clients and now as a result, some investors are hiring private detectives to investigate the people handling their money. sandra smith from the fox business network is with us. you know, who can blame them? >> yeah, bernie madoff scared a lot of people, period. so what happens happening now is we are seeing a loft investors large and small, they are going out and hiring private investigators, trying to get them to help them do the due diligence before they turn cash over to be invested with the fun manager. private investigators, they are being asked to get refer
that united america. after sputnik, we went to pick the moon. ronald reagan rally in the country to end communism. you can think of george bush's cry in 2001 that we would defeat -- lead a global war on terrorism and extremism. it is interesting, the last one, the war on terrorism seems to have lost some of that national feeling. when you do polling, you see people not as invested in the success of afghanistan and iraq and other places where we are fighting were secretly, such as the horn of africa. yet in our strategic interest, clearly fighting terrorism will remain the big issue. he what is the next big national issue? what can president obama defined as the national agenda? he tried very much to make health care that. in the last press conference he said it is intimately tied to your own personal future as an american. but we have not seen americans rally around that idea yet as a national cause. this is something president obama and his allies will try to do. he will try to cast the health care debate as important as going to the moon or defeating communism or terrorism you will se
celebrate the impact justice sotomayor has already had on people across america who have been inspired by her exceptional life storymen story. we celebrate the greatness of a country in which such a story is possible. and we celebrate how with their overwhelming vote to confirm justice sotomayor, the united states senate, republicans and democrats, tore down yet one more barrier and affirmed our belief that in america, the doors of opportunity must be open to all. and with that vote, the senate looked beyond the old divisions and they embraced excellence. they recognized justice sotomayor's intellect, her integrity, and her independence of mind, her respect for the proper role of each branch of government, her fidelity to the law in each case that she hears, and her devotion to protecting our core constitutional rights and liberties. now, justice william brennan once said that in order for government to ensure those rights for all its citizens, government officials must be attentive to the concrete human realities at stake in the decisions they make. they must understand, as justice br
of the most difficult and dangerous jobs in the country. and that is protecting america is a borders and would you believe it takes 20,000 u.s. border patrol agents to monitor what is coming in and out of the country, every, single day. and obviously, with all of that manpower needed, the department of homeland security is constantly looking for new recruits and more and more of them are coming out of this program, and the learning for life explorer program. sponsored by the boy scouts of america, high school students all around the country get the chance to experience a realistic border patrol training academy. the idea, not only to teach them life skills, but to also get them up close and personal with real life border patrol agents, and the scenarios they encounter. >> they have classes in ethics. officer integrity. morals. officer safety. they also learn how to be part of a team. we do team-building exercises and in the they participate in training classes for specific categories, like what you saw today, marijuana field raid, or a felony hot stop. >> reporter: the roughly 145,000 kids go
the prospect of a woman of puerto rican heritage serving on the supreme court says a lot about america. says a lot about america. >> judge sotomayor has achieved academic and professional success, and i alaud her -- applaud her public service. but in the end her record creates too many conflicts with fundamental principles about the judiciary in which i deeply believe. i do not have -- it did not have to be this way. president obama could have taken a very positive step for our country by choosing a his tannic -- hispanic nominee whom all senators could support. president obama could have done so, and i regret he did not. i commend the ranking member of the judiciary committee senators leahy and sessions for conducting a fair and thorough confirmation hearing. judge sotomayor herself said the hearing was as gracious and fair as she could have asked for. i evaluate judicial nominees by focusing on qualifications which include not only legal experience, but more importantly judicial philosophy. judge sotomayor's approach to judging is more important to me than her resumÉ. i ask consent to put
the states and that means any city or state in america if her opinion is upheld what can ban all guns in the jurisdictions. and if her opinion is not reversed that is what will happen in america and i would note the supreme court in ruling on that case, the hell lowercase but told clearly for the first time the second amendment is an individual right and applied to the district of columbia which effectively band firearms in the district of columbia and they said that was not constitutional, that the citizens of the district have a constitutional right to keep and bear arms and it cannot be eliminated so if the sotomayor opinion is upheld i can only say the second amendment be viable in the district of columbia and now the other cities and states in the country. madam president, with regard to the takings case one of the most significant taking cases in recent years she ruled against a private land owner who had his property taken and he intended to build a pharmacy. a developer working with the city utilized the power of the city to attempt to extort money from the individual so that
of the national urban league. [applause] i would be remiss-- i am told that america's mayor, mayor daley is in the audience here. i can't see up here mr. mayor bud if you are here thanks for the passport to come into town. there you are, mr. mayor, thank you very, very much. [applause] i understand that my colleague and a fellow a administration official, who he said jackson is here, the minister of the epa to is one of the best editions that the cabinet has made and i think, as she will tell you, i didn't make the new jersey governor capri-- cappi because i was her biggest booster to come and run the whole show so i am glad you are here. she really knows what she is doing. [applause] and a guide that, if i could do my job one tenth as well as he did his and does hismanal i would go down in the history books, but i don't have the talent he has, magic johnson. magic, just touch me, will you? just touch me. [applause] ladies and gentlemen, for 99 years, 99 years the urban league has been at this and after 99 years you have shaped the lives of millions of americans as well as american histo
at 6:00. 2009 is an historic year for america. the senate confirmed judge sonia sotomayor to that supreme court. >> she will become the first hispanic to serve on the high court. we begin on capitol hill tonight. >> today's centistoke -- senate vote comes today. >> the nomination of sonia sotomayor of new york to be an associate justice of the supreme court of the united states is confirmed. >> an historic moment capitol hill as senators voted to confirm judge sonia sotomayor as the first latina's supreme court justice. >> this is a wonderful day for judge sotomayor and her family. i also think it is a wonderful day for america. >> president obama's first supreme court pick was widely -- critics repeatedly questioned her impartiality. thursday's final debate, the return to the president's comment that he wanted a just as with into the spirit >> the power to rule on empathy is the power to rule on prejudice. >> unfortunately, judge sotomayor's speeches and writings reveal a judicial philosophy that highlights the importance of personal preferences and believes. >> her suppo
the best man perched state in america. >> president obama also congratulated frigid and democrats for being the number one state to do business in. president obama's approval rating has continued to drop nationwide, something that bob mcdonnell will probablmention on saturday when he gives his address. >>> virginia voters appeared to be split on their approval of president obama. and new survey shows 42% of those polled approve of the president, 51% disapprove. at the margin of error is plus/minus 4.1%. >>> the senate passed a bill pumping an additional $2 billion and its cash for clunkers program, voting just before leaving on their august recess. the house approved additional funding last week. the president is expected to sign the bill which will allow the program to continue. >>> the other big vote, the historic confirmation of sonia sotomayor, the nation's first hispanic justice to serve on the supreme court. the votes were 68-31. while the confirmation was never in doubt, it is still one for the history books. iwith that, sonia sotomayor became the first hispanic and the third woman t
will be taken away but she fears her america has been taken away. >> i cannot believe america has turned into what it has turned into, and -- i don't think they're going to be able to do it. i'm scared. >> we all are. >> much to talk about with our own john nin alter, senior editor of "newsweek" magazine. thanks for coming in. >> thank you have that scare, that evidence at that town hall meeting and others about the health care plan negotiated by congress or fear and anger about the man who won the presidential election november, last, and is there an odd sense we could have been looking at these videos at something that might have came from a mccain/palin rally? >> right on the edge there of advocating violence, or other kinds of things. there is a kind of crack in the common sense of america right now. you're starting to see that. but in some ways this is. >> for passage of the bill, because if we didn't hear about all this and the anger and wackiness of some of these town meetings, we might actually confuse what's going on there with american public opinion, and we're now at a point i
. now dare robert gishs suggest he's not just a regular guy, and totally unrelated news, america's health insurance plans, the national association that representses more than 1 now, insurance companies just put oun a list of talking points. the things they want real americans to say at these town hall events. here's your script, real people! written for you by the health insurance industry. which some trying to manufacture the appearance of grass roots opposition at all. if you don't feel like taking your talking points directly in the health insurance industry, how about a middleman? like, say, the organization freedom works. which sounds really grass roots. they have now published their own august recess action kit. your handy dandy guide for disrupting town hall meetings at a location near you. the kit actually begins with, dear friend of freedom, and it provides suggested questions that you might ask your local congressman. there's also very helpful google maps of upcoming town hall events. this kit brought to you by the head of freedom march, of course, former republican ho
and euna lee now safe and sound right here in america after arriving on a flight with former president bill clinton this morning. their families were there in burbank as they stepped off the plane. ling and lee held in north korea since march when they were captured along the chinese border while working on a documentary. former president clinton flew to pyongyang to secure their release and bring them home but they did not get any warning that he was coming. and laura ling talked about what it felt like to walk into a room and see bill clinton standing there. >> we were shocked, but we knew instantly in our hearts that the nightmare of our lives was finally coming to an end. shepard: laura ling's sister lisa there in the middle of your screen is a well-known journalist in her own right and she says she always knew the day would come when she would again see her little sister. she just didn't know when that day would arrive. >> not being able to communicate to her, with her, not being able to see her and talk to her on a regular basis was devastating. and so to be able to look into her -- h
in america in health care and fix what is broken. we've got a lot of great things about health care in minnesota and the president has repeatedly used it as an example. the mayo clinic. i'm focused on the issue how he can deliver health care more efficiently and make it more affordable for the people of this country and that is what we are working to do. i'm hopeful we will pick up some republican support and i know it's difficult for so many people who have worked on this issue for so long. we're just asking them to hang in there, to advocate for change. americans can't wait. the costs are going up and up and up and it's getting harder for regular families to afford health care. that's what i believe in the end we will triumph through the rhetoric and all of the name-calling and all of the misuse of terms and description of what is going on here. in the end, big businesses want change because they can't compete internationally. small businesses want change because they are having trouble keeping employees on health care and families want change because they are hardly afford the pr
incumbent upon me as associate justice of the supreme court of the united states of america. under the constitution and laws of the united states. so help me god. >> congratulations and welcome to the court. >> lots of firsts taking place today. it's the first swearing in to be televised. this one taking place at the white house. that's why we go to elaine. the first hispanic american. give me an idea what meeting will take place between she and the president? >> that's right. of course this is a huge victory for president obama, his first high court appointee getting sworn in today. an emotional moment, first of all, as sonia sotomayor was sworn in by chief justice roberts and her mother and brother looking on there. for his part, president obama did not attend. why is that? the president himself wanted this to take place at the supreme court itself, not the white house. it has been done in the past, because he wanted to send a message about the court and the symbol of the court's independence, according to court and legal sources. instead, there will be a reception for now justic
billion"their brot america should be." this is a stunning ideology and turns law into politics. the president of the united states is breaking with centuries of american legal tradition to enter a new era where a judge's personal feel, about a case are as important as the constitution itself. the president's empathy standard is much more than a rhetorical flourish. it's a dangerous judicial philosophy where judges would base their rulings on social, personal, political, views. it's an attempt to sell, really, an old discredited activist philosophy by marketing it under a new label. it is this activist philosophy now under the guise of empathy that has led judges to ban the pledge of a becaus of allegianct contains "under god," and to create a new right for terrorists who attack the united states -- rights never before found in our country or any other country, while robbing american citizens of their own rights to engage in activities like even a silent prayer. that philosophy also helps explain request judge sotomayor's panel on federal judges allowed the city of new haven to
for an entire year. if we had eliminated the income tax and told every business and every worker in america that you do not have to pay income tax anymore, it could you imagine what kind of rocket fuel that would be for our economy? instead, we're putting solar panels on libraries and things like that that are not want to work. it is amazing because i always say that this is a sad thing to say. one trillion is the new billion. when i first came to washington in the 1980's, we talked about a budget in the millions of dollars. the we have moved from the millions of dollars to the billions of dollars. i think that one of the problems we face is that the numbers are so big that people cannot relate to that. here is something you can do to relate this to your friends and kids. the other day, my friend was asking me how much one trillion dollars was. can anybody tell me about how many zeros there are in a trillion? 12. here's what i told my son. i asked who the best basketball player in the world was and he said bryan james -- hughes said lebron james. i told him that james made $40 million a yea
. sick trading at citigroup again. bank of america's been doing 350 to 500 million shares for four, five days in a row right now. citigroup will do over a billion. remember, they increased their weighting in the s&p 500. some are pointing out the big volume due to some better news from some of the mortgage insurers. radian had some positive comments yesterday. tradertalk.cnbc.com. let's go around the horn and talk to all my friends. first brian schactman over at the nasdaq. >> thank you, bob. we're hovering near the lows of the session. you're looking at the internals. better than two to one to the down side. we've underperformed the broader market for the last two days and it's continuing. i want to actually point out a few of the positive stories to start. because of some future margin pressures, even though they have good earnings, cisco was down early. maybe it was john chambers talking on "squawk on the street." yahoo up .5%. ebay up 2.7%. chips have been weak all day. intel is right in line with the market about .8% but marvell down 2.5%. the weakest of the big names today, researc
calling a wonderful day in america. not everyone seems to agree. 31 u.s. senators voted against her confirmation. many of them republicans. many expressed concerns biassed or prone to judicial activism. >> a philosophy that's consistent with the activist judicial philosophy. that is that she said openly that her opinions, her sympathies and her prejudices would impact the way she ruled from the bench. shepard: but during our confirmation hearings, judge sotomayor pledged to be faithful to the law without taking empathy into account it is worth noting judge sotomayor replaces retired associate number of david souter. although he was appointed by a republican president, he was considered a liberal. therefore, judge sotomayor is not expected to have any major impact on the court's balance. but you never know, do you? shannon bream covers the court for us. she is live on capitol hill. shannon, when does judge sotomayor get sworn in? >> shep, it's official on saturday. there will be two ceremonies. there are two different oaths to be administered. both will be done by the chief justice j
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